Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday Set List: All the boys think she's a spy

Soundtrack of the week: Footloose
I was always lukewarm about the movie, but this soundtrack... is epic. This was always my favorite song from it, by one of my favorite 80s singers. Funny
thing, I never noticed before now how synth-heavy it is.

Bonnie Tyler, "Holding Out For a Hero"

Song-about-movies of the week: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Can't believe I haven't already done this song.

Song-that-would-make-a-good-movie of the week: "Midnight Train to Georgia"
A period piece set during the 60s. Big-city California girl falls in love with a dude from the country trying to hit the big time and become famous. She sticks with him for years even though his dreams don't work out the way he hoped. When he decides to go back home, she goes with him, abandoning the world she knew and the family and friends she loves for this man she's devoted her life to. But can their relationship continue to thrive in what is, for her, a foreign and alien environment? I see this as a grand-scale romantic drama, in which we see the best and the worst of both LA and Georgia, maybe even incorporating certain historical events such as the Watts riots. Kasi Lemmons, who did such a good job with films like Eve's Bayou and Talk to Me, could direct.

Actor-singer of the week: Rosario Dawso
I wish the movie version of Rent were better. I'm a huge fan of the musical; it's one of the few Broadway shows I've seen in my life and I can probably sing you most, if not all, of the songs off the top of my head. Maybe I'll do a post about the movie too, but for now, check out this number from one of the few cast members not in the original Broadway production.

Rosario Dawson, "Out Tonight"


  1. We were talking about the FOOTLOOSE soundtrack during a recent LAMBcast. I joked that having heard the soundtrack ad nausem prior to actually seeing the film, I had envisioned the use of "Holding Out for a Hero" in the film f-a-a-a-r-r-r-r-r differently.

    Gotta love 80's cheese!

  2. I think that's probably what reminded me of the soundtrack - hearing you guys talk about it on the LAMBcast.


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